Godspeed You! Black Emperor co-founder and Thee Silver Mt. Zion helmer, Efrim Manuel Menuck is to release a solo album next month. The record entitled Plays “High Gospel” will be released on Constellation Records.
Two tracks are now available for streaming below. ‘Our Lady of Parc Extension and Her Munificent Sorrows’ makes for an impressive taster of what Plays “High Gospel” could bring meanwhile, “Chickadees’ Roar pt. 2” is an eerie and ghostly ambient trek.
“Efrim Manuel Menuck Plays “High Gospel” rallies all of these talents and sensibilities to deliver a powerful and personal album that serves as an ode to his adopted Montreal hometown (where he has now lived for two decades), the passing of great friends (Vic Chesnutt, Emma) and new fatherhood. Entirely self-produced and tracked at various Montreal locations, the album offers a confident, focused, humble and enveloping song cycle.”